Community Supported Coffee Roasting
North River Roasters is Poughkeepsie’s first resident coffee roaster and the area’s only Community Supported Coffee Roaster (CSCR). Much like the CSA farms in the Hudson Valley, we aim to make high quality, locally roasted coffee available to those who want to know where their coffee came from and how it was made.
North River Roasters CSCR members have the option to receive a 12 ounce share of freshly roasted whole bean coffee:
- Every week
- Every other week
Coffee shares are distributed weekly to multiple convenient locations and vary depending upon the season. You select which location you’d like to pick up from. The locations include:
- The North River Roasters Coffee House at the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory
- The Bridge Cafe at Vassar College
- The Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Purchase Your Subscription to become a CSCR member
We are micro-roasting in small batches to ensure freshness and maximize flavor every Thursday morning for distribution on Thursday afternoons. We prioritize coffees with interesting flavor profiles that are certified Rain Forest Alliance(RFA) and Fair Trade Organic(FTO) and support farms that provide their workers with fair wages and use sustainable farming methods. When possible we feature coffees sourced from areas that represent the diversity of the Poughkeepsie community such as Oaxaca, Mexico, and Peru.
When you join, you’re joining a group of coffee lovers interested in trying coffees from different origins, unique blends and varying roasts. We always solicit feedback, and in fact your feedback is what enables us to make decisions about which coffees to source and how we roast. It is an adventure in coffee.
We’ll bag your coffee in compostable PLA lined kraft paper bags. While these bags are great for temporary storage, ideally you’ll transfer your coffee into an airtight container for the rest of the week. The best place to store coffee is in a dark, not too hot location. A kitchen cabinet works well. You can get a great airtight container in our store if you need one.
Extra Bags Available
Extra bags of coffee are available. Please pre-order additional bags through our online store by noon on the Monday of the week that you wish to receive the extra bag.
Thank you for your supporting North River Roasters!